Pastorela

Mexico, 2011
Duration: 
01:30

Director: emilio Portes Producers: emilio Portes, Rodrigo Herranz Fanjul, Ivan Ruíz Screenplay: emilio Portes Cinematographer: Damián García Editors: Rodrigo Ríos, emilio Portes Music: Aldo Max Rodríguez Principal Cast: Joaquín Cosío, Carlos Cobos, eduardo españa, Ana Serradilla

Everyone in the town of San Miguel Nenepilco knows that since being a boy, Agent Jesus Juárez (aka Chucho) has always represented the Devil in their traditional Pastorela (Shepherds’ Play). Hence, this Christmas all hell breaks loose when the new parish priest, the exorcist Father Mundo, gives the role to someone else. Chucho must stage an epic battle between good and evil to recover what by tradition belongs solely to him. Pastorela is a rollicking comedy that pokes fun at some of Mexico’s most time-honoured religious institutions and customs.

A shockingly fresh voice in an industry prone to turning out ultra serious arthouse films, Portes fills his work with energy and style, gleefully tweaking the nose of the city and culture that he clearly loves. Todd Brown, Twitch

Todo mundo en el pueblo de San Miguel Nenepilco, saben que desde niño, el Agente Jesús Juárez o “Chucho”, ha representado al mismísimo diablo en la tradicional pastorela. Sin embargo, esta Navidad, las cosas están por cambiar cuando Chucho no llega a la repartición de papeles, organizada por el nuevo párroco de la Iglesia, el exorcista edmundo Posadas. en contra de él, Chucho tendrá que entablar una feroz lucha entre el bien y el mal para recuperar lo que por tradición es suyo.

02-Sep-2012
9:15 pm|The Cinematheque (CIN)
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Emilio Portes was born in Mexico City in 1976. His first feature, Meet The head of Juan Pérez, premiered at the Guadalajara Film Festival and won the award for Best First Time Director. His second feature, Pastorela, won in seven categories at the Mexican Ariel Awards, including Best Film and Best Director.